"I have arrived. I am home. In the here. In the now. I am solid. I am free. In the ultimate I dwell." --Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Drug Testing in Trail and Ultra Running

We all know it is there. Cheating, doping, whatever you want to call it. It is everywhere around us. It is present in pretty much every major sport out there, baseball, football, soccer and yes, even in running. It seems like almost every day there is a news story about an athlete that has failed a drug test. And we all jump in shock, and say “How could he/she? That is cheating?” We all want to believe that our athlete or our sport is immune, but the truth is, it is not.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ultra Running Heroes and Foes

Many of us have grown up looking up to current and historic figures in sports or other disciplines. There are certain individuals that we look up to and aspire to be like them, and then there are others that we despise. That obsession or admiration of athletes does not die down with childhood and it continues though out our entire lives. I am not going to dwell into the psychology on why we look up to certain people, and why we aspire to like them. It is part of human nature. 

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